How Your Donation Impacts

Your donations to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation have a profound impact on the patients’ quality of care.  Patients, donors, and staff from the Drumheller Health Centre share stories on how donations help our patients, both big and small:​​​​​​

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Important to Support and Contribute to the Hospital

Dr. James Gardner is a paleontologist with the Royal Tyrrell Museum and he is a monthly donor to the Foundation. The Foundation appreciates the consistent revenue stream his monthly donation provides. As a donor since 2009, he has proven that a small amount can add up as his donations total $6,230. When asked why he donates, Jim says that both him and his wife appreciate having a full service hospital so close to home that offers surgery, emergency services, maternity, diagnostic imaging, and Continuing…

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Gift That Keeps Giving

William Eremko has been a long-time supporter of the Drumheller Area Health Foundation. He gives regularly to honour the memory of loved ones & community members and has given over $4,000 to the Foundation. William has personally experienced the importance of health care in our community: “My wife had a long illness and was in and out of hospital. We were so appreciative of the care she received until her passing.” When asked why he donates to the Foundation, he replied: “It is a good feeling to remember…

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Excellent Cancer Care Made a Difference

I had the best care when I had Breast Cancer ten years ago, starting with Dr. Olfert being my family doctor and taking time to explain all my options. He was there for me to answer my questions and console me. Dr. Jordan did my mastectomy and even came to the hospital to see me a day after surgery. That does not happen very often in big city hospitals. After that, Dr. Olfert got me into the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary to see a great oncologist, Dr. Webster, to figure out what further treatments…

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Latest Projects

Fundraising for Hysteroscope and Electrical Surgical Unit for OR

The Drumheller Area Health Foundation is currently fundraising for a hysteroscope with accessories and an electrical surgical unit for the Drumheller Health Centre Operating Room. The Omni Hysteroscope is a 3-in-1 hysteroscope that allows surgeons to see and treat without having to change hysteroscopes. This means less time under anesthesia for the patient and faster operative time. The technology will provide a clear, bright picture to aid in the quick diagnosis and removal of pathology from the uterine…

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Thank You for Supporting the Laparoscopic Surgical Tower Purchase!

In October 2022, less than one year after fundraising began, the Laparoscopic Surgical Tower was in service at the Drumheller Health Centre. Thank you to all the Drumheller Area Health Foundation donors who contributed to this purchase and answered the call for support. The Foundation asked donors to support a Laparoscopic Surgical Tower purchase for the Operating Room at the Drumheller Health Centre in the Fall of 2021 and by April 2022, the Foundation had the funding for this piece of equipment. The…

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Intensive Care Unit Fundraiser

We would like to thank everyone who donated to our Greatest Need as the Drumheller Area Health Foundation was able to purchase a Ventilator, two ICU beds, four Vital Sign Monitors, and a third Panda Infant Warmer!

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